WASHINGTON (JTA) – The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum slammed a Tehran-based contest that invites contributors to create cartoons questioning the historical truth of the Holocaust.
The Second Holocaust International Cartoon and Caricature Contest, which is under the supervision of Iran’s supreme leader, “continues a dangerous pattern of government-sponsored or sanctioned demonization of Jews,” the Washington museum said in a statement. The contest is being organized by the House of Cartoons and the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex.
“This comes from a country whose influential leaders use genocidal language against Israel and employ inflammatory speech to incite violence,” the statement said.